Top 10 South-Eastern Asia facts Selected as the most interesting among Asia related questions in Asia quiz Which country was formerly named Burma?Myanmar. In 1989, the military government officially changed the English translations of many names dating back to Burma's colonial period or earlier, including that of the country itself: "Burma" became "Myanmar". Both these names are derived from the name of the majority Burmese Bamar ethnic group. Myanmar is considered to be the literary form of the name of the group, while Burma is derived from "Bamar", the colloquial form of the group's name.Created by: globalquiz.orghistorical names facts » Which country was formerly named Siam?Thailand. The country has always been called Mueang Thai by its citizens. Portuguese explorers named it Siam, possibly from the Chinese name “Xiam”. The name “Siam” was used officially by Thai government until 1939, when it was changed to Thailand. In 1945 the name reverted to Siam, and in 1949 reverted once again to Thailand.Created by: globalquiz.orgAsia facts » What is the capital city of Philippines?Manila is regarded as the most densely populated city in the world, with 41,515 inhabitants per square kilometer. Created by: globalquiz.orgPhilippines facts » What is the capital city of Indonesia?Jakarta. The population of Jakarta is 10.2 million (2011), but the metropolis' suburbs continue far beyond city limits. The unofficial metropolitan area houses about 30 million of inhabitants.Created by: globalquiz.orgIndonesia facts » Which river flows through Hanoi?Red River. The waters of river are indeed reddish because of the large amounts of red silt. Created by: globalquiz.orgVietnam facts » Which country is Kalimantan a part of?Indonesia. Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo (73% of the whole island).Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » Which country is Sulawesi a part of?Indonesia. Sulawesi is an island in Indonesia formerly known in Europe as Celebes. The name Celebes was originally given to the island by Portuguese explorers. It is widely considered a Portuguese rendering of the native name "Sulawesi".Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » Which country is Aceh a part of?Indonesia. Aceh is located in the northern end of Sumatra, and the westernmost part of the whole Indonesia. Aceh is thought to have been the place where the spread of Islam in Indonesia began (in 1250). In the early seventeenth century the Sultanate of Aceh was wealthy and powerful.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » What is the second largest city in Indonesia, after Jakarta?Surabaya. The four largest cities in Indonesia are Jakarta (9.6 million), Surabaya (2.8 million), Bandung (2.6 million) and Bekasi (2.5 million).Created by: globalquiz.orgcities facts » What is the largest city in Vietnam?Ho Chi Minh City . The four largest cities in Vietnam are Ho Chi Minh City (8.2 million), Ha Noi (7.4 million), Hai Phong (1.9 million) and Can Tho (1.2 million).Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » Play Asia quiz and see all the questions.